How to create a product
Learn how to create your products in Autodesk Prodsmart
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Written by Gonçalo Fortes
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Autodesk Prodsmart defines a product as being a series of operations through which a raw material goes.

Learn how to create them one by one with the following steps, or check the article on how to Import more than one at once, here:

1. Go to Products menu

From the Main panel, access the Products menu by clicking ‘Products’ in the sidebar.

2. Add a new product

In the Products panel click ‘+Add Product’.

3. Fill all the information about your new product

To create a new product in the form, insert the ‘Code’ – the unique product identifier – and the ‘Name’ – which purpose is to easily identify any given product.

As an example, let’s create a product. The ‘Code’ for our product is ‘T-shirt’ and the ‘Name’ is ‘Cotton T-shirt’.

Even though ‘Code’ is the only required field when creating a new product, you can personalize your product by filling the other existing fields under 'Advanced fields':

  • Observations: Fill in if you want to add comments to your product.

  • Families: Grouping your products by ‘Families’ is a good way to have your products’ setup organized. You can create new ‘Product Families’ here with the help of this article.

  • Variable Parameters: If there are variations to your product, like color and size, you should add those here. In our example, the parameters will be ‘Color’ and ‘Size’. You may also find relevant to create different product codes for a more accurate control of your inventory. Check more details on the article ‘Products with Parameters’.

  • Lead Time (days): for raw materials this value represents the estimated time to receive a product following its purchase. For produced goods/subassemblies it represents the production time for the product. If not specified, the value is set to 15.

  • Box quantity: you can use this field in case your product is produced in boxes throughout the shop floor - this information will appear in the header sheet of the production order. Check this article to know more about it.

  • Material Receiving checklist: This is the place where you can add a checklist to show up when receiving the product. It is commonly used for receiving quality control. Learn how to create a checklist here.

  • Color: If you want that the 'tile' of this product on the mobile device have a specific color, this is where you should define it. Learn more about it in this article.

  • Shipping Package Types: When you are shipping your product, do you put it on a pallet or on a box? Then, add a ‘Shipping Package Type’ here.

  • Minimum Inventory: When inventory level goes under this value, the system suggests you to create a Purchase Order for the product on the Material Requirements Planning feature. This attribute can also be used to trigger minimum stock alert emails.

  • Maximum Inventory: Value used to the quantity suggested on Production or Purchase Order for the product - suggestion will consider the quantity needed to reach this value. This value is only applied in case the Production or Purchase Order is created via the Material Requirements Planning feature.

  • Minimum quantity to reorder: When a new purchase order or production order is placed via the Material Requirement Planning feature, this is the minimum amount to purchase/produce.

  • Quantity multiple: When a new purchase order or production order is created via the Material Requirement Planning feature, its quantity must be a multiple of this value.

  • Scrap allowance: Increases production order quantity to consider this value; it is considered when creating production orders from sales orders and in BoM.

  • Shelf Life: Sets an automatic expiration date (considering the number of days input in this field) on lots received or produced with this product.

  • Unit price: It will be the default unit price for products on sales orders.

  • Unit cost: It will be the default unit cost for products on purchase orders.

4. Save

After having completed the above form’s required fields, ‘Code’ and ‘Name’, and the other ones you wish to fill, click ‘Save and continue editing’ or ‘ Save and add another’.

Congratulations! You have created your new product!

Now that you have already learned how to create a product in Autodesk Prodsmart, it’s time to learn how to define its Unit of Measurement, Costumize it and how to add operations to it.

Feel free to reach out to us through our live-chat feature, or directly to your CSM.

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